The GCL Pirates beat the GCL Red Sox today 5-2 in game one of the best of three GCL Finals. Dilson Herrera led the offense by going 3-for-5 on the day with a double, triple, and a homer, falling a single shy of the cycle. Third baseman Eric Wood also had three hits, going 3-for-3 with a walk. Elvis Escobar went 2-for-4 with a triple. The pitching staff carried a 5-0 lead in to the ninth inning, and closed it out with a 5-2 victory.

Jon Sandfort started things off with three shutout innings, giving up just one hit and striking out one. Sandfort, who was taken in the third round of the 2012 draft, had a 4.80 ERA in 15 innings this year, with a 7:10 K/BB ratio. He had a few good outings, but mixed in two starts where he gave up five earned runs combined, failing to make it out of the first...

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